Whats the difference in Biology, Micro Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics?

Watch
jc12sc
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
I know each university course will differ. But what is the main difference between all there courses?
I dont want to do about plants.
0
reply
LSD
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
Biology will be super broad and will likely cover pretty much everything - animals, microbes, plants, cells, humans, genetics, viruses, ethics, biomedicine etc etc.

Molecular biology - mainly at the cellular and molecular level, looking at DNA, RNA, proteins in model organisms (including plants), biochemical pathways, cancer, other diseases at the small molecule level.

Microbiology - mainly studying the microbial world, microbes found in water/rivers etc, microbes involved in infectious diseases, might stretch to lectures in things such as brewery as microbes can be heavily involved.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
alleycat393
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
Well explained by the poster above. Just to add, genetics will be about gene regulation and the mechanisms involved. There may also be aspects of genetic engineering and epigenetics.
0
reply
jc12sc
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#4
Thank you this has really cleared things up!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you haven't confirmed your firm and insurance choices yet, why is that?

I don't want to decide until I've received all my offers (69)
40.12%
I am waiting until the deadline in case anything in my life changes (28)
16.28%
I am waiting until the deadline in case something in the world changes (ie. pandemic-related) (7)
4.07%
I am waiting until I can see the unis in person (18)
10.47%
I still have more questions before I made my decision (19)
11.05%
No reason, just haven't entered it yet (15)
8.72%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (16)
9.3%

Watched Threads

View All